For some reason, Kristin Chenoweth just hasn't found a small screen starring vehicle that'll stick. While the Tony Award winning actress hasn't had much luck in regular gigs on television, with her most recent venture being passed over for a pick-up by ABC, she continues to bring her considerable talent to guest starring roles, the latest of which is on CBS' popular drama The Good Wife.
CBS announced the news this week that Kristin Chenoweth has been brought on board The Good Wife for a recurring role in the series' upcoming fourth season. She'll be "matching wits" with Alicia and Peter as "a top-of-her-game political reporter who wants to know more about the Florrick campaign and marriage." It sounds like a serious part, but one that should fit Chenoweth's typically energetic spirit.
Chenoweth's last TV role had her starring in ABC's GCB as Carlene Cockburn. Unfortunately, ABC decided not to move forward with the series for a second season. Before that, she voiced a role in the short-lived animated comedy Sit Down Shut Up and the two-season Bryan Fuller dramedy Pushing Daisies. And amidst these endeavors, she's played a couple feature roles and guest-starred on a few notable TV shows, including Glee and Hot in Cleveland. For TGW, she joins Maura Tierney and Marc Warren among Season 4's guest stars.
Also joining the series' fourth season is Nathan Lane. TV Line reported that news, stating that he'll appear in multiple episodes. Beyond that, details are slim but they expect to know more about his role soon. Also no stranger to Broadway, Lane's recent guest starring spots included the role of Pepper Saltzman on Modern Family and Jack Donaghy's brother on 30 Rock.
UPDATE: We now know who Lane will be playing! His character is described as "a bottom line-obsessed manager imposed on Lockhart & Gardner by the bank to cut costs and get the firm back to fiscal health. He finds himself at odds with Will, Diane and everyone else at the firm."
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